VOCATIONAL EDUCATION-SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR THE DISADVANTAGED
(CFDA No. 84.052)
!• PROGRAM PROFILE
Legislation: Vocational Education Act of 1963, as amended by Title II of the
Education Amendments of 1976 (P.L. 98-482), (20.U.S.C. 2370). (Expired
September 30, 1984)*
Funding since 1980:
Fiscal Year Authorization Appropriation
1980 $45,000,000 $20,000,000
1981 50,000,000 14,954,000
1982 II 14,356,000
1983 T/ 14,356,000
1984 T/ 14,356,000
Purpose; To provide special vocational education programs for persons
who have academic or economic handicaps and who require special services,
assistance or programs so they may succeed In vocational education programs.
Eligibility: State Boards of Vocational Education are eligible to receive
formula grants with the establishment of an overall State Vocational Advi-
sory Council and certification of a five-year State plan, an annual program
plan, and an accountability report by the State Board for Vocational Educa-
tion. All grants are advance funded and do not require matching funds.
II. RESPONSE TO 6EPA 417(a)
A. Goals and Objectives
To simplify the grant process, increase State flexibility to plan and
administer the program and reduce burden on State agencies.
B. Progress and Accomplishments
No new Information.
*The Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act of 1984, P.L. 98-524,
authorizes vocational education through September 30, 1989.urriculum.